This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A Chinese man found the love of his life at a bookstore, although he doesn’t actually know who she is, so he decided to file a lawsuit against her. Here’s hoping it works out?

Quartz speaks with co-owner James Fugate about Eso Won Books, one of the oldest black-owned bookstores in the US.

Brooklyn’s Lizzyoung Bookseller offers up culinary cookbooks and ephemera dating back to the 1700s.

Brazilian bookstores are facing a crisis as a result of the nation’s economic downturn.

The DOW maybe collapsing, but bookstore sales were up in October.

A bookstore in Maine is selling off 100,000 books as it closes to make room for a marijuana dispensary.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →